Origin of distraught
OTHER WORDS FROM distraughtdis·traught·ly, adverbo·ver·dis·traught, adjectiveun·dis·traught, adjective
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How to use distraught in a sentence
It captures the building’s superintendent distraught in the minutes after the shooting.“Nobody” Hurt, “Just a Perp,” Say Officers After NYPD Shot and Killed Man in His Own Home|by Eric Umansky|January 4, 2021|ProPublica
The distraught mind has used the body as a perverse canvas, and the book serves as an extension of the artist’s flesh.In the galleries: Where artists engage with the earth|Mark Jenkins|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
Sheriff’s deputies used tasers, pepper spray, water balls and pinned the visibly distraught man, Paul Silva, to the ground with a body shield to try and subdue him to take him to a medical evaluation.Morning Report: Obscure Sheriff Review Board Under Scrutiny|Voice of San Diego|December 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
On July 29, he had published an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun saying, “I’m distraught at the thought of our kids in the city missing more school.”
Even some families who already had one stay-at-home parent have been publicly distraught over the lack of safe, in-person instruction options for their children.The Learning Curve: School Is Now an Antidote Few Families Can Access|Will Huntsberry|September 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Distraught, confused and ashamed, both men broke down in the courtroom, weeping like children and begging for forgiveness.
Distraught, she wrote her poem on the subway on the way to the event.Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage|Julianne Chiaet|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was distraught and sad walking through a park on Long Island when she joined a drum circle on a whim.
Zaun sat on the bleachers with distraught looking supporters, his face set expressionless but colored crimson red.
The next morning, a highly distraught Jimmy is loaded into a van and driven out of the prison.
They awoke on the morrow, their minds still distraught and deeming the thing was but a nightmare.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
When she came to his side he seized her hand instantly with a sigh of content and turned and looked at her with distraught eyes.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
He paused––distraught, his brows bent, his hand passing aimlessly 56 over the scars and gray stubble of his head.The Cruise of the Shining Light|Norman Duncan
He pressed his hands to his eyes and then flung them outward with the gesture of one distraught.The Devil|Joseph O'Brien
You sit down too, Grigory Mihalitch, she said to Litvinov, who was standing like one distraught at the door.Smoke|Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich